The magnificent 44-metre sailing catamaran yacht Hemisphere features Oceanair’s blinds as well as light management solutions throughout the cabins and saloon. Having enjoyed a number of accolades from the yachting industry this year, the 145ft Hemisphere superyacht was honoured with a Judges Commendation in the World Superyacht Awards, and was a winner of the 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards in two categories: ‘Interior Design’ as well as ‘Interior Layout’.
Built at Pendennis in the UK, Oceanair worked directly with interior fit out company Metrica Interior and interior designer Michael Leach Design. Oceanair installed large complex shaped SKYSOL pleated blinds in the huge saloon. These blinds were custom-made to work through Somfy powered motors on an incline. The blinds were installed in a way so that they were hidden from view when stowed.
In all other areas and cabins on board luxury yacht Hemisphere custom painted and stained 50mm wooden powered venetian blinds were fitted. The challenge was to match the slats to the oak window furniture in some rooms and painted window furniture in the other rooms. Oceanair’s extensive fabric collection and sourcing of material was able to deal with this requirement.
These blinds were powered by Somfy motors and most were installed at angles to follow the contours of the boat through the clever use of hidden guide wires. Powered blackout Openshade roller blinds were also fitted into recessed side tracks behind the venetian blinds installed behind the venetians to provide full blackout in each room if desired.